Ekaterina Makarova
Tennis player
Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Valeryevna Makarova is a professional tennis player from Russia. She achieved her career high ranking of number 22 on 24 September 2012.
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Tennis-Konta calls the shots to ease into fourth round
Yahoo News - about 1 month
* Konta triumphs in straight sets * Next faces 30th seed Makarova * Continues British success in Melbourne (Adds details, quotes) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Britain's Johanna Konta firmed up as one of the Australian Open title favourites when she powered into the fourth round on Saturday, comfortably seeing off former world number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-1 on Margaret Court Arena. The 25-year-old will next face Ekaterina Makarova at Melbourne Park as she continues her quest to give Britain its first women's grand slam singles champion in four decades.
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Serena Williams rides serve to first-round win over Ekaterina Makarova
ABC News - 6 months
NEW YORK -- Serena Williams' serve was in fine form in a routine first-round win over Ekaterina Makarova at the US Open. The top-seeded Williams had played just three singles matches since Wimbledon because of a sore right shoulder, but it didn't show as she hit 12 aces, with only one double fault, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday in 63 minutes. It was a potentially tricky draw for Williams as she opened her bid for a record 23rd major title. Makarova is a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist who just missed a seed. Williams' first serve averaged 108 mph, and she hit one as hard as 121 mph. Meanwhile, sister? Venus Williams needed three sets to win her 18th first-round match at the US Open. She defeated Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 despite 63 unforced errors and improved to 18-0 in the Open's first round. Only Chris Evert (19-0) has a better record in the first round in the Open era, according to ESPN...
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Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, Aug 30
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Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday (times GMT): TENNIS U.S. Open, Flushing Meadows, New York (to Sept. 11) Serena, Murray headline Day Two action NEW YORK - Serena Williams begins her quest for a professional era record 23rd grand slam when she faces Russian Ekaterina Makarova while two-time reigning Olympic champion Andy Murray plays Czech Lukas Rosol on Day Two of the year's final grand slam. In other first-round action, third seed Stan Wawrinka plays Spaniard Fernando Verdasco while Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska battles American Jessica Pegula. ...
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Tennis-Relaxed Serena set to open quest for more history
Yahoo News - 6 months
By Simon Cambers NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has been here before. Twelve months after her bid for the coveted calendar-year grand slam ended with a shock defeat to Roberta Vinci of Italy in the U.S. Open semi-finals, the world number one is back, chasing another piece of history. Victory at this year's U.S. Open would give the American, who begins her quest on Tuesday versus Ekaterina Makarova, a 23rd grand slam singles title and break the professional era record she shares with Germany's Steffi Graf.
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Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic to get early tests at US Open
ABC News - 6 months
NEW YORK -- Top-ranked Serena Williams, who is seeking a record 23rd Grand Slam title, will meet two-time major semifinalist Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the US Open, it was announced Friday. Makarova made two straight major semis: at the 2014 US Open, where she lost to Williams, and the 2015 Australian Open. Her ranking has slipped to 36th, and she just missed a seed at Flushing Meadows. The Russian is coming off an Olympic doubles gold medal. "I'm OK with it," Williams said of the match. "I think I try to look at it as we all always have tough matches. I played her I think in the semis before. I know she's a good player. I've just got to do the best I can." Williams said she hasn't practiced much because of an injury to her right shoulder, which bothered her during her third-round loss at the Olympics and was the reason she pulled out of the hard-court warm-up event in Cincinnati. "I have not played a lot, I haven't.. ...
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Tennis - Makarova, Vesnina shatter Hingis's gold bid
Yahoo News - 6 months
- Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina shattered Martina Hingis's hopes of a golden Olympic return after a 20-year absence with victory in the women's doubles final. The seventh seeds won 6-4, 6-4 against Hingis and Swiss partner Timea Bacsinszky, seeded five. Hingis last played the Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta.
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No escaping Serena for beaten Vesnina
Yahoo News - 8 months
By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - After a 48-minute battering at the hands of Serena Williams on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Thursday, the last words Elena Vesnina probably wanted to hear were "see you later". World number one Williams was not joking, though, as she consoled the Russian at the net, as Vesnina's consolation for a very public tennis lesson was another encounter with not one, but two Williams sisters in the women's doubles. "Serena even told me at the net, see you later. Not long to wait," 29-year-old Vesnina, partnering compatriot Ekaterina Makarova in the quarter-finals against Serena and older sister Venus, joked.
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Radwanska takes shortcut at Eastbourne tennis tournament
Yahoo News - 8 months
Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska took a shortcut into the third round of the WTA Eastbourne grass-court event on Tuesday when Croatian opponent Mirjana Lucic-Baroni retired ill trailing 6-4, 2-1. First among that number was holder and third seed Belinda Bencic, with the Swiss teenager who missed the clay season with back pain saving two match points before losing to 2013 champion Elena Vesnina 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5). Russia's Ekaterina Makarova, titleholder on the lawns in 2010, put out second-seeded US Open finalist Roberta Vinci 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 while Swiss fourth seed Timea Bacsinszky lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 7-5.
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Tennis - Wawrinka, Kvitova knocked out in Miami upsets
Yahoo News - 11 months
- Two-time Grand Slam champions Stan Wawrinka and Petra Kvitova crashed out of the ATP and WTA Miami Open. Swiss fourth seed Wawrinka, who has won titles this year at Chennai and Dubai, was ousted by Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov 6-4, 6-3 while Czech eighth seed Kvitova, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon winner, fell to Russian 30th seed Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-4. "I just tried to keep the pressure on him," said Kuznetsov, who fired 23 winners and seven aces to advance in 79 minutes.
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Tennis-Dutch stun Russia to reach Fed Cup semi-finals
Yahoo News - about 1 year
The Netherlands' dream Fed Cup run continued as Kiki Bertens crushed Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1 6-4 in Moscow on Sunday to send the Dutch into the semi-finals of the team competition for the first time since 1997. Bertens, the highest-ranked Dutch player but still a lowly 106, took her Fed Cup singles record to an incredible 13-1 as she overwhelmed the twice grand slam champion to give the visiting side an unassailable 3-0 lead. World number 17 Kuznetsova, 30, was clearly feeling the effects of Saturday's gruelling defeat against Richel Hogenkamp -- a four-hour epic that set a new Fed Cup single record -- and was no match for the powerful Dutchwoman who also thumped Ekaterina Makarova in the opening rubber.
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Tennis - Sharapova named in Russian Fed Cup team, stays on road to Rio
Yahoo News - about 1 year
- Maria Sharapova remained on course for the Rio Olympics as the five-time Grand Slam champion was on Friday named in Russia's doubles team for their Fed Cup first-round tie against the Netherlands in Moscow this weekend. World number 31 Ekaterina Makarova will take on 106th-ranked Kiki Bertens in the opening singles of the World Group clash on the hardcourt of Moscow's Olympic indoor arena from 1100 GMT on Saturday. Russia's two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 17th in the world, will then face 141st-ranked Richel Hogenkamp.
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Tennis - Keys in tears as 'lucky' Zhang reaches quarters
Yahoo News - about 1 year
- Chinese qualifier Zhang Shuai maintained her dream Australian Open run Monday as she battled past injured and tearful 15th seed Madison Keys and into a quarter-final against British hope Johanna Konta. Zhang had lost all 14 of her previous Grand Slam matches before this year's tournament but she has now won four in a row after beating Keys 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 as the American struggled with an upper left leg injury. Her reward is a showdown with the unseeded Konta, who spent more than three hours on court to grind down Russian 21st seed Ekaterina Makarova, a semi-finalist last year, 4-6, 6-4, 8-6.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ekaterina Makarova
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 26
    At the 2015 French Open, Makarova matched her best result at the tournament when she reached the fourth round, as she did in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details With a chance to complete her set of having reached at least the quarter-finals at all four Majors, she lost to former champion Ana Ivanovic in three sets, and thus failed to reach her first French Open quarter-final. Makarova and Vesnina became runners-up at Wimbledon, losing to Hingis and Mirza in three sets, after leading 5–3 in the last set. In singles, Makarova surprisingly lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round. Makarova in January made a break in doubles and started the 2016 season in the Premier tournaments Brisbane and Sydney, reaching the second round and quarterfinals, respectively. In the Australian Open she reached the fourth round and lost there to Johanna Konta in a very tight match. Makarova reached the quarterfinals in both singles and doubles at the Miami Open; in doubles she paired with Barbora Strýcová. She reunited with Vesnina in doubles in Madrid, reaching the semifinals. In the next tournaments the duo reached two finals in a row; in Rome the duo lost to Hingis/Mirza, while at the French Open they lost to Garcia/Mladenovic. At Wimbledon, the pair lost in the quarterfinals to the Williams sisters. Makarova also progressed in grass court in singles, winning six out of eight matches, only to lose against doubles partner Elena Vesnina in the fourth round
    In the Pacific season, Makarova first concentrated in singles. Her first appearance was at the Apia International Sydney, where she lost in the second round. At the 2015 Australian Open, she reached a Grand Slam semifinal second times in a row, crushing the third-ranked Simona Halep in two sets in the quarterfinal.
    More Details Hide Details Her safe streak without a lost set was broken after facing her compatriot Maria Sharapova. In doubles, Makarova and Vesnina made it into the quarterfinals, where they played against future champions Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová, and lost in three sets. As a result of her singles success, Makarova reached a new career-high ranking of No. 9. Sixth-seeded Makarova reached the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships, where she was defeated by Simona Halep. In doubles she and Vesnina also reached the quarterfinals. The duo reached two finals in a row at the Indian Wells Masters and the Miami Open, but always lost to Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis. In singles, Ekaterina repeated her last year's result in reaching the 3rd and 4th Rounds at these tournaments, respectively.
    She achieved her career-high ranking of number 8 on 6 April 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 25
    Makarova reached her first Grand Slam singles semifinal at the 2014 US Open.
    More Details Hide Details Following a win over Eugenie Bouchard in the fourth round, she defeated Victoria Azarenka in the quarterfinal, but was defeated by first seeded Serena Williams; this was the only match in the tournament in which she lost at least one set. However, she and Elena Vesnina won the doubles championship, marking her third Grand Slam doubles title. In the Asian season, Makarova reached the second and third rounds in Wuhan and Beijing, respectively. As a result, she obtained a new highest ranking of 13. Her successful season in doubles led her being qualified for the WTA Championships on 10 September. She was also an alternate player in singles, and did not participate in the round robin.
    During the grass court swing, Makarova defeated Francesca Schiavone and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to book her place in the quarterfinals at the 2014 Aegon International.
    More Details Hide Details She then lost to Angelique Kerber. Makarova's good form continued at Wimbledon when she reached her 4th grand slam quarterfinal after defeating Agnieszka Radwańska in the fourth round. There, she succumbed to Lucie Šafářová in straight sets. Makarova reached for the first time the semifinals of a Premier 5 tournament, the 2014 Rogers Cup, in singles. On the way she beat her doubles partner Vesnina in the second round and 2nd seed Petra Kvitová. She was stopped by Agnieszka Radwańska in a close match, losing two tiebreaks. In the doubles she and Vesnina were beat with difficulty in the quarterfinals by Hsieh/Shuai.
    She reached the third round at 2014 BNP Paribas Open where she lost to Dominika Cibulková.
    More Details Hide Details In Miami, she defeated Sara Errani in the third round but lost to Angelique Kerber in three sets in the fourth round. Makarova lost her openers at Stuttgart and Madrid to Suarez Navarro and Caroline Wozniacki respectively. In Rome, she defeated Roberta Vinci in the first round but lost to Errani in the following round. Makarova reached the third round at Roland Garros where she lost to Sloane Stephens.
    Makarova won her second title at the 2014 PTT Pattaya Open by defeating Czech Karolína Plíšková.
    More Details Hide Details In Dubai, she beat Alisa Kleybanova in the opening round. She then lost to world no. 1 Serena Williams.
    Then, she reached the fourth round of the 2014 Australian Open for the third consecutive time but lost to eventual champion Li Na.
    More Details Hide Details In the doubles event, she and Elena Vesnina reached the final, where they lost to Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.
    Makarova began 2014 at the Apia International, where she caused an upset by defeating 4th seed Jelena Janković in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details She lost to Carla Suárez Navarro in the next round.
  • 2013
    Age 24
    At the 2013 US Open, she defeated third seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the fourth round to reach her third career Grand Slam quarter-final, and first at the US Open.
    More Details Hide Details She subsequently lost to fifth seed Li Na in three sets.
    During the US Open Series, she reached the semifinals at the 2013 Citi Open where she lost to eventual champion Magdaléna Rybáriková.
    More Details Hide Details She reached the second round at Toronto and Cincinnati, losing to Roberta Vinci and Jelena Janković respectively. The week before the US Open, she reached the quarterfinals at New Haven, losing to eventual champion Simona Halep.
    Makarova lost her opener at Birmingham to Marina Erakovic after having a first round bye but reached the quarterfinals at the 2013 Aegon International where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki.
    More Details Hide Details At Wimbledon, Makarova reached the third round, she lost to Petra Kvitová in three sets.
    At the 2013 French Open, she lost her opening match to fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.
    More Details Hide Details She teamed up with Vesnina in doubles, winning the French Open doubles title.
    She fell to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round at 2013 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix as well.
    More Details Hide Details At the Mutua Madrid Open, Makarova caused an upset in the second round when she defeated world number three Victoria Azarenka (after winning only one game in the first set), ending the Belarusian's 18-match winning streak to start the season in the process. She reached the quarter-finals after defeating Marion Bartoli, where she lost to seventh seed Sara Errani in straight sets.
  • 2012
    Age 23
    Makarova reached the third round at the 2012 Western & Southern Open after recording victories over Nadia Petrova and Anna Tatishvili before losing to Samantha Stosur.
    More Details Hide Details At the US Open, Makarova lost to Serena Williams in the 3rd round. She partnered with Brazilian Bruno Soares to win the mixed doubles competition, defeating Květa Peschke and Marcin Matkowski in three sets in the final. It was her first grand slam title of any kind. After that, she reached the semifinals at Seoul where she lost to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki. At the China Open, Makarova defeated Kirilenko again in the first round but lost to Polona Hercog next. In the doubles event, she teamed up with Elena Vesnina and won defeating Nuria Llagostera Vives and Sania Mirza in the final. She lost to Dominika Cibulková in the first round at the Kremlin Cup. At Sydney, she defeated Varvara Lepchenko in the first round before succumbing to Dominika Cibulková. She reached her second consecutive quarterfinal at the Australian Open, recording victories over Marion Bartoli and Angelique Kerber. She then lost to Maria Sharapova again. At Doha, Makrova retired against Petra Kvitová in the second round.
    The following week, she reached the semi-finals of the 2012 Aegon Classic, losing to Melanie Oudin.
    More Details Hide Details She reached the quarterfinals at Eastbourne but lost to Angelique Kerber. At Wimbledon, she defeated Alberta Brianti in the first round. She lost to Kerber in the second round.
    At the 2012 French Open, she lost to Sloane Stephens in the first round.
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    Makarova defeated 16th seed Maria Kirilenko at the 2012 Mutua Madrid Open in the second round before losing to Lucie Hradecká in the third round.
    More Details Hide Details At Rome, she defeated Francesca Schiavone before losing to Venus Williams in the second round.
    Then at the 2012 Australian Open in the second round, she defeated 25th seed Kaia Kanepi.In the third round, she defeated 7th seed Vera Zvonareva.
    More Details Hide Details In the Round of 16, she defeated 13-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams to advance to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career. There she faced 4th seed and former champion Maria Sharapova and was defeated by the eventual finalist. Makarova lost in the second round at Indian Wells to Caroline Wozniacki after defeating American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the opening round. She did well at Miami by reaching the 4th round where she lost to Sharapova again.
    Makarova started her year at the 2012 Apia International Sydney where she qualified.
    More Details Hide Details She faced Li Na in the first round and lost.
    Makarova is a three-time Grand Slam champion in doubles competition, having won the 2012 US Open mixed doubles tournament with Bruno Soares, and the 2013 French Open and the 2014 US Open with Elena Vesnina.
    More Details Hide Details Ekaterina Valeryevna Makarova was born to Valery and Olga in Moscow, Soviet Union. Her father is a banker and her mother a housewife. At age five or six she was sent by her parents to the Luzhniki per the recommendation of friends.
  • 2011
    Age 22
    Makarova would reach the fourth round of the 2011 French Open before losing to 4th seed Victoria Azarenka.
    More Details Hide Details She lost her openers at Wimbledon and the US Open to Christina McHale and Maria Kirilenko respectively.
  • 2010
    Age 21
    In the 2010 US Open, she was defeated by Ana Ivanovic in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details Makarova caused an upset in the first round of the Australian Open when she defeated 19th seed Ana Ivanovic. It took three sets and 2 hours and 47 minutes. She then went on to defeat qualifier Lesia Tsurenko, and caused another upset by beating 13th seed Nadia Petrova. Makarova's career-best run at a Grand Slam tournament was ended in the fourth round by 3rd seed and champion Kim Clijsters. At the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Makarova upset defending champion María José Martínez Sánchez in the first round, but lost to eventual champion Maria Sharapova.
    She also lost in the first round of 2010 BNP Paribas Open and the 2010 French Open, and the second round of 2010 Sony Ericsson Open.
    More Details Hide Details At the 2010 Aegon International qualifier Makarova made it to the final without dropping a set. She triumphed over Victoria Azarenka in the final to earn her first WTA tour title. Makarova defeated 5 top 20 players in the tournament, emerging victorious over #11 Flavia Pennetta, #13 Nadia Petrova, #20 Svetlana Kuznetsova, #7 Samantha Stosur, and #15 Victoria Azarenka. Makarova then made it to the second round at Wimbledon, but was beaten by 2nd seed Venus Williams.
    She then failed to qualify in the 2010 Open GDF Suez and lost in the first round of 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships as a qualifier.
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    In the 2010 Australian Open she lost to Sara Errani after defeating Virginie Razzano.
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    In 2010 Makarova continued her bad form in 2009, as she suffered first round loses in 2010 Brisbane International and 2010 Moorilla Hobart International.
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  • 2009
    Age 20
    In her last tournament of the year, she lost in the first round to Lucie Šafářová in the 2009 Kremlin Cup.
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    She finally broke her losing streak at the 2009 China Open by defeating Shahar Pe'er before losing to Serena Williams.
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    She reached second rounds at 2009 Wimbledon, the 2009 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, and the 2009 LA Women's Tennis Championships, until enduring a 7-match losing streak spanning the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open, the 2009 Rogers Cup, the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis, the 2009 US Open, the 2009 Hansol Korea Open, and the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open.
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    Makarova suffered first match losses in the 2009 French Open and the 2009 Aegon Classic.
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    She also reached the final of the 2009 Estoril Open defeating Maria Kirilenko and Anna-Lena Grönefeld en route but losing to Yanina Wickmayer.
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    She reached her first WTA final in the 2009 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem with a win over Alisa Kleybanova and, without dropping a set leading up to the finals, she lost in a one-sided final to Anabel Medina Garrigues.
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    Makarova started the 2009 season with early losses in the first rounds of the 2009 Medibank International Sydney, the 2009 Open GDF Suez, and the 2009 Dubai Tennis Championships, and the second rounds of the 2009 Australian Open and the 2009 BNP Paribas Open.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    At the 2008 US Open she earned her first top ten win over world no. 9 Anna Chakvetadze, until falling to Li Na.
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    Makarova suffered consecutive first round loses in 2008 Wimbledon, 2008 Banka Koper Slovenia Open, 2008 Nordea Nordic Light Open and 2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open.
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    In the opening season Makarova had a number of second round achievements, such as at the 2008 French Open.
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    She earned her first win over a top 20 at the 2008 Australian Open, where she overcame no. 19 Ágnes Szávay. 14th seed Nadia Petrova hindered her way to the fourth round.
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  • 2007
    Age 18
    Makarova qualified for her first Grand Slam main draw at the 2007 US Open, in the main draw she defeated Julia Schruff and Ai Sugiyama, but lost to reigning world number 1 and eventual champion Justine Henin in straight sets.
    More Details Hide Details In her last tournament of the year in Minsk, she reached the second round, losing to Ekaterina Dzehalevich. Makarova began the year by losing in the qualifying round of 2008 Medibank International.
    Makarova began her 2007 season losing to Olga Blahotová, at Tampa, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details In Moscow she won the title with victories over Evgenia Grenbenyuk, and Evgeniya Rodina in the final. Makarova entered the qualifying draw for the French Open defeating Erika Takao but was defeated again by Ioana Raluca Olaru. Then, in Zagreb, she reached the semifinals, before losing to Kyra Nagy. Makarova then lost in qualifying for the Wimbledon Championships to Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová after defeating Lilia Osterloh.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    Her first tournament in 2006 was at Ortesei, in which as a qualifier she lost to Eva Birnerová in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details At Torrent, Valencia, Spain, she reached the finals, eventually losing to Romina Oprandi. At an ITF event in Moscow she reached the finals defeating Vesna Manasieva in the quarter-finals and Anna Lapushchenkova in the semi-finals, before falling to Evgeniya Rodina.
  • 2003
    Age 14
    In her first professional tournament in Elektrostal as a wildcard, she reached the quarter-finals losing to Olga Savchuk. At her last tournament of 2003 in Zhukovsky, Russia, she lost in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details She then played in Cairo, Egypt, reaching the second round as a qualifying. At Antalya, Turkey, she won her career first title over Kateryna Avdiyenko. Appearing at Felixstowe, Great Britain, she lost in the first round. At Târgu Mureş, Romania, Makarova claimed her second $10,000 title without dropping a set, defeating Simona Matei in the finals. In Moscow as a wildcard in the qualifier, she earned her first top 100 victory over Tatiana Perebiynis and Marta Domachowska, but lost to compatriot Anna Chakvetadze. At Redbridge, Makarova lost to Baltacha in the semifinals. In the next tournament she again reached semifinals, at St. Petersburg, in which she lost to her compatriot Ekaterina Bychkova. Bychkov beat her in the semifinal at the tournament in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. In the second round of qualifying for the US Open losing to Indian Shikha Uberoi. Her next tournaments were fruitless, often reaching first rounds or losing in qualifications. The last tournament she would play that year would be in Dubai, where as a wildcard lost in the first round to Yaroslava Shvedova in two sets.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Born
    Born on June 7, 1988.
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